A History of Finland's Literature

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Author: George C. Schoolfield

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803241893

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 877

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The literature of Finland is bilingual, with lively and extensive traditions in both Finnish and Swedish. This history covers both literary traditions in detail. The volume?s first section, on Finnish-language literature, consists of a series of connected chapters by leading authorities within the field. It opens with a consideration of the folk literature in Finnish that flourished during the Middle Ages and then examines the more recent history of Finnish-language literature, with special emphasis placed on writings from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The second part of the book provides an examination of Finland?s Swedish-language literature from the late fifteenth century through the early nineteenth century. Subsequent chapters trace developments in Finland?s Swedish-language literature during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. A survey of children?s literature?from both the Finnish- and Swedish-language traditions?concludes this exceptionally thorough volume.

On Literature

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Author: Hillis Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134507607

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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Debates rage over what kind of literature we should read, what is good and bad literature, and whether in the global, digital age, literature even has a future. But what exactly is literature? Why should we read literature? How do we read literature? These are some of the important questions J. Hillis Miller answers in this beautifully written and passionate book. He begins by asking what literature is, arguing that the answer lies in literature's ability to create an imaginary world simply with words. On Literature also asks the crucial question of why literature has such authority over us. Returning to Plato, Aristotle and the Bible, Miller argues we should continue to read literature because it is part of our basic human need to create imaginary worlds and to have stories. Above all, On Literature is a plea that we continue to read and care about literature.

Early Irish literature - media and communication

Mündlichkeit und Schriftlichkeit in der frühen irischen Literatur

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Author: Stephen Norman Tranter,Hildegard L. C. Tristram

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783878083917

Category: Civilization, Celtic, in literature

Page: 306

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Jews in German Literature Since 1945

German-Jewish Literature?

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Author: Pól O'Dochartaigh

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042014534

Category: Social Science

Page: 673

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This volume contains some 46 essays on various aspects of contemporary German-Jewish literature. The approaches are diverse, reflecting the international origins of the contributors, who are based in seventeen different countries. Holocaust literature is just one theme in this context; others are memory, identity, Christian-Jewish relations, anti-Zionism, la belle juive, and more. Prose, poetry and drama are all represented, and there is a major debate on the controversial attempt to stage Fassbinder's Der Müll, die Stadt und der Todin 1985. The overall approach of the volume is an inclusive one. In his introduction, the editor calls for a reappraisal of the terms of German-Jewish discourse away from the notion of 'Germans' and 'Jews' and towards the idea that both Jews and non-Jews, all of them Germans, have contributed to the corpus of 'German-Jewish literature'.

Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada

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Author: William H. New

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802007612

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1347

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?This is a very impressive work of scholarship that will be invaluable to scholars, students and readers. I can?t imagine anyone seriously interested in this country?s literatures who will not want to own a copy.? - Sam Solecki, University of Toronto

Krieg Und Literatur / War and Literature Vol. XI 2005

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Author: Claudia Glunz

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3899713192

Category: History

Page: 240

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English summary: The contributions to this volume range from eye witness reports on 11th September, 2001 back to the wars of the 17th century. The volume includes a study of the mass media presentation of the contemporary myth about the "achievements" of the naval cruiser "Emden" in the First World War, analyses of Max Frisch's "The Chinese Wall" ("Die Chinesische Mauer") and works by Pat Barker. The volume offers a diversity of approaches and nevertheless only represents a small spectrum in the range of possible topics. It is completed by critical reviews of recent publications and a bibliography of academic publications from the year 2005. German & English text. German description: Augenzeugenberichte zum 11. September 2001 und zu den Kriegen des 17. Jahrhunderts spannen den Bogen der Beitrage des vorliegenden Bandes. Eine Untersuchung der massenmedialen Darstellung der Taten des Kreuzers Emden im Ersten Weltkrieg - eine der zeitgenossischen Mythen - steht neben Analysen von Max Frischs Die Chinesische Mauer und den Schriften Pat Barkers. Der Band zeichnet sich durch eine Vielfalt von Ansatzen aus und reprasentiert dennoch nur ein kleines Spektrum der Bandbreite moglicher Themen. Erganzt werden die Beitrage durch Rezensionen zu einschlagigen Neuerscheinungen sowie durch eine Bibliographie wissenschaftlicher Publikationen aus dem Jahr 2005.

On Literature

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Author: Umberto Eco

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448137063

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

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Remarkably accessible and unfailingly stimulating, this collection of essays exhibits the diversity of interests and the depth of knowledge that made Umberto Eco one of the world's leading writers. From musings on Ptolemy and reflections on the experimental writing of Borges and Joyce, to revelations of his own authorial ambitions and fears, Eco's luminous intelligence is on display throughout. This volume will appeal to anyone interested in how new light is shed on old masters by a great contemporary mind.

Literature and Gender

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Author: Lizbeth Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135636079

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 424

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Literature and Gender combines an introduction to and an anthology of literary texts which powerfully demonstrate the relevance of gender issues to the study of literature. The volume covers all three major literary genres - poetry, fiction and drama - and closely examines a wide range of themes, including: feminity versus creativity in women's lives and writing the construction of female characters autobiography and fiction the gendering of language the interaction of race, class and gender within writing, reading and interpretation. Literature and Gender is also a superb resource of primary texts, and includes writing by: Sappho Emily Dickinson Sylvia Plath Tennyson Elizabeth Bishop Louisa May Alcott Virginia Woolf Jamaica Kincaid Charlotte Perkins Gilman Susan Glaspell Also reproduced are essential essays by, amoung others, Maya Angelou, Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, Toni Morrison, Elaine Showalter, and Alice Walker. No other book on this subject provides an anthology, introduction and critical reader in one volume. Literature and Gender is the ideal guide for any student new to this field.

What is literature?

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Author: Paul Hernadi

Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780253365057

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

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Seventeen essays probe the meaning and relevance of literature by offering scholars' views on the theory, history, forces, procedures, acts, effects, and artifacts of literary endeavor

The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

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Author: Peter France

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199247844

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

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This guide highlights the place of translation in our culture, encouraging awareness of the process of translating and the choices involved, making the translator more 'visible'. Concentrating on major writers and works, it covers translations out of many languages, from Greek to Hungarian, Korean to Turkish. For some works (e.g. Virgil's Aeneid) which have been much translated, the discussion is historical and critical, showing how translation has evolved over the centuries and bringing out the differences between versions. Elsewhere, with less familiar literatures, the Guide examines the extent to which translation has done justice to the range of work available.

Acts of Literature

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Author: Jacques Derrida

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415900577

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

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Self-Hypnosis: The Complete Manual for Health and Self-Change, 2nd ed offers a step-by step guide to using hypnosis to better well-being and stronger self-control. For over two decades renowned therapist and author Brian Alman showed thousands of individuals how to use self-inductive techniques for relief from pain, stress, and discomfort. Self-hypnosis assists in meditation and fosters positive self-regard. The exercises in Self-Hypnosis are clear, concise and easily attainable. As an effective therapy in alleviating the pain of childbirth, medical and dental surgery, burns, and accidental injuries, hypnosis is practiced widely. Hypnosis in pain relief is a noninvasive and natural healing process. Self-Hypnosis makes this healing technique available to the lay reader.

A History of Literature in the Caribbean: English- and Dutch-speaking countries

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Author: Albert James Arnold,Julio Rodríguez-Luis,J. Michael Dash

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027234483

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 672

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For the first time the Dutch-speaking regions of the Caribbean and Suriname are brought into fruitful dialogue with another major American literature, that of the anglophone Caribbean. The results are as stimulating as they are unexpected. The editors have coordinated the work of a distinguished international team of specialists. Read separately or as a set of three volumes, the History of Literature in the Caribbean is designed to serve as the primary reference book in this area. The reader can follow the comparative evolution of a literary genre or plot the development of a set of historical problems under the appropriate heading for the English- or Dutch-speaking region. An extensive index to names and dates of authors and significant historical figures completes the volume. The subeditors bring to their respective specialty areas a wealth of Caribbeanist experience. Vera M. Kutzinski is Professor of English, American, and Afro-American Literature at Yale University. Her book Sugar's Secrets: Race and The Erotics of Cuban Nationalism, 1993, treated a crucial subject in the romance of the Caribbean nation. Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger has been very active in Latin American and Caribbean literary criticism for two decades, first at the Free University in Berlin and later at the University of Maryland. The editor of A History of Literature in the Caribbean, A. James Arnold, is Professor of French at the University of Virginia, where he founded the New World Studies graduate program. Over the past twenty years he has been a pioneer in the historical study of the Négritude movement and its successors in the francophone Caribbean.

English Literature in Context

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Author: Paul Poplawski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521839920

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 685

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An essential student textbook supporting the study of literature from the Middle Ages to the present.

Women and Literature in Britain, 1700-1800

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Author: Vivien Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521586801

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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This book, first published in 2000, is an authoritative volume of new essays on women's writing and reading in the eighteenth century.

Literature and Technology

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Author: Mark L. Greenberg

Publisher: Lehigh University Press

ISBN: 9780934223201

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 322

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This collection of essays uses recent work on literature and science to establish new ways of relating literature and language theory to writings about technology (as distinguished from science). The interdisciplinary character of these essays is further enriched by drawing upon contemporary studies of the philosophy and history of technology, which provide the context for the first essay (Mitcham and Casey). Subsequent essays examine technology from many points of view - how technology shapes texts and contexts, as well as how writers shape perspectives on technology. The essays examine texts as diverse as seventeenth-century science and twentieth-century children's literature and spy fiction. Major authors investigated include Chaucer, Blake, Romains, Pynchon, and Prigogine. Individual essays consider: Chaucer's use of mapmaking as a coercive technology (Tomasch), the Renaissance fascination with mechanical contrivances and their depiction (Knoespel), the contexts within which Boyle and his successors described the air pump (Markley), Blake's manifold interests in the technology of printing (Greenberg), Romains's development of a philosophy of poetry appropriate to early twentieth-century technology in Paris (Williams), gender issues in children's literature about machines (Lee), technology in the modern spy novel (Slade), Thomas Pynchon's mixed feelings about technology and its value (Schachterle), and the relations between postmodern fiction and the technology of thermodynamics, as developed by Nobel laureate Ilya Prigogine (Porush). The editors of Literature and Technology have been active in the formation and direction of the Society for Literature and Science. In their introduction to this collection, they consider what characterizes literature and technology as a new and fertile field for interdisciplinary study. This volume concludes with selected bibliographies of basic references in the philosophy of technology and of works devoted to the examination of the relationships between literature and technology.

Medieval Oral Literature

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Author: Karl Reichl

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110241129

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 764

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Although problems of orality have been much discussed by medievalists, there is to date no comprehensive handbook on this topic. In ‘Medieval Oral Literature’ in the ‘De Gruyter Lexikon’ series, an international team of scholars has provided an in-depth discussion both of theoretical issues and various poetic traditions and genres. In addition to the core areas of the European Middle Ages, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Persian and Turkish traditions have also been included.

The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature

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Author: Laura Marcus,Professor of English Literature Laura Marcus,Peter Nicholls

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521820776

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 886

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The most authoritative history of writing from England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland across the twentieth century.

Madness in Literature

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Author: Lillian Feder

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691014012

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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To probe the literary representation of the alienated mind, Lillian Feder examines mad protagonists of literature and the work of writers for whom madness is a vehicle of self-revelation. Ranging from ancient Greek myth and tragedy to contemporary poetry, fiction, and drama, Professor Feder shows how literary interpretations of madness, as well as madness itself, reflect the very cultural assumptions, values, and prohibitions they challenge.

Uses of Literature

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Author: Rita Felski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444359630

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Uses of Literature bridges the gap between literary theory and common-sense beliefs about why we read literature. Explores the diverse motives and mysteries of why we read Offers four different ways of thinking about why we read literature - for recognition, enchantment, knowledge, and shock Argues for a new “phenomenology” in literary studies that incorporates the historical and social dimensions of reading Includes examples of literature from a wide range of national literary traditions